Throughout my career, I have always been under the impression that the coveted role of a manager is a promotion of sorts and that you’ve made it if you’ve become one. Only lately did I realize as I was reflecting the journey of my career and my potential future paths, that indeed this role is not a promotion but in fact a parallel track of its own. When I recently got promoted at work, everyone kept asking me one question — “so, are you a manager now?”
To everyone contemplating or in the same situation as I am, I hope…
I am writing this story as I enter my fifth week of vacation here in India. Having attended two of my very close friends’ weddings and celebrating my grandmother’s 80th and my mom’s 50th birthday parties; this trip started on a very positive note for me. They say if you look you can find positivity even in the darkest and direst of times; it’s just about changing your perspective. And who knew, my perspective of India would change completely as I spent more time here.
During the initial days of my trip, I found ways to validate myself that I…
Before I joined Facebook, I was running my own business and worked from home for about a year to spare us from leasing an expensive Bay Area co-working space.
I know — everyone is WFH right now with California under shut down and you might have encountered several WFH guides and resources. But this one is more biographical, and practical in response to the problems that I experienced working from home for about a year. Here’s what I learned —
Reconditioning your mind and body for an abundance of time
Having been a workaholic all my life, I have…
Some say running a startup is very much like running a household. It is very rare that we find successful solo founders (like Jeff Bezos). If you can run solo that’s great but eventually when you want to build a team, it comes down to first finding the right cofounder. This step in the startup journey can truly make or fatally break your journey.
I am going to describe a few ways I went about learning what to look for in a cofounder. Hopefully, this helps a few of you out there as you are evaluating your own:
After spending about three years working as a Software Engineer at Apple and then Snapchat, I quit my job to pursue my own startup. I ran my startup Hype AR for about a year before I decided to sunset it and take up a job at Facebook.
When we were bootstrapping, I and my co-founder were sitting with an RFE (Request for further evidence) in front of us that the USCIS had sent us on the very same day we were leaving our full-time jobs. But having possibly taken all the calculated risks we did up until this point, the…
The time is now ripe for breaking into technology as a woman. For the past 20 years or so, looking up to role models meant emulating mostly male-leaders like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. As a woman of color and female software engineer, I found myself in situations where I had nobody who looked like me among the tech leadership, as a result, I doubted my capabilities, skills, and confidence.
This is when I first came across the Grace Hopper Conference. I was lucky and fortunate enough to have received a scholarship from HP Vertica to attend the…
Historically speaking, odds have been pretty stacked up against fem-tech and women in technology, entrepreneurship and even power roles at traditional companies. However, that is changing and this change is happening very soon across various industries — finance, venture capital, technology, government etc. Women all over the world are leaning in to uplift each other and create more room for other women to grow in their career. …
Written by Eaza Shukla (3D Artist)
Creating 3D assets is a meticulous process, which consists of several interconnected and interdependent stages that are a part of the production pipeline. It is important to ensure that everything is clean, correct and free of technical errors at every single stage in order to get the optimal outcome efficiently. Even though the workflow may vary depending on the medium the assets are for; generally, the stages are:
Since the launch of ARKit and ARCore, developers all over the world have been busy experimenting with the technology to create new experiences. Even though most of the apps right now are focused on games, we can already see early applications in categories like retail and shopping, utility and entertainment.
I started my AR journey last year experimenting with ARKit and trying to build awesome experiences via time-crunched hackathons. Here is an example of a hack turned startup that I did last year:
Entrepreneur & Engineer | Currently hacking at fbpay